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Caf denies rumours of Zambia Africa Cup of Nations reinstatement

The Confederation of African Football has denied that defending champions Zambia have been reinstated in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Zambia were eliminated by Burkina Faso

The Confederation of African Football has denied that defending champions Zambia have been reinstated in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Thousands celebrated across Zambia on Wednesday as a rumour spread that Group C rivals Burkina Faso had been disqualified for using an ineligible player.

Crestfallen Chipolopolo went into wild celebration with some cars honking in the central business district after the rumour emerged.

Zambia got three free points during last year’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan and when the report emerged they thought it was another freebie but CAF has rejected the report.

“This is not true,” CAF secretary-general Hicham El Amrani told BBC Sport.

Zambia exited the finals on Tuesday after drawing 0-0 with the Burkinabe.

“It was amazing, like we had won the cup again”

The point, which left last year’s winners third in Group C, represented the first time the defending champions had failed to reach the knock-out stages since Algeria suffered the same fate in 1992.

As the rumour of a reprieve spread, Zambians in the capital Lusaka and elsewhere started to take to the streets in celebration.

“This was not only in Lusaka but across Zambia,” Mwandama Arnold, 32, told BBC Sport.

“When the rumour came in, people started celebrating with the main street in Lusaka full of cars hooting and people whistling in celebration.”

Another Chipolopolo fan witnessed the same scenario.

“I got the news at around half four in the afternoon,” said Daniel Banda.

“I just heard lots of cars honking outside my office window and wondered what was happening.”

The 35-year-old was soon told the false report that Burkina Faso had been disqualified for fielding an ineligible player.

“Thousands of fans have been celebrating – it was amazing, like we had won the cup again,” added Banda.

“This morning, Lusaka was very quiet and no one was wearing any Zambia jerseys but when the news broke of our ‘reinstatement’, people started buying jerseys, wearing scarves and there was a lot of honking.”

The precise nature of the rumour’s origins are unclear although it is widely believed to have started in Lusaka.

Last year, Burkina Faso were docked World Cup qualifying points after fielding an ineligible player in an encounter with Congo.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. phillbanger says:

    Wonders shall never stop.jus give up ok.your team sucks big time.i cant wait for your wack team to come to kumasi.u will chop like 4 goals.u lost and your stupid coach blamed the pitch.are u serious.keep complainin and we will send our under 20team to come and play u.

  2. selfmade says:

    Bantu fools….. bush people!!! Viva the revolutioncioooooooooll

    • the truth says:

      what the heck is Bantu??? cmon you idiot, get rid of that colonial mentality. Bantu this Bantu that… do you realize that you are also refered to as a “Bantu” by the white man??? stop your tribalistic ways you baboon. anyways, it serves these fools right to be eliminated, always looking for a freebie hahaha. these suckers will taste pepper in kumasi

  3. mickey says:

    what difference will it make?if you are reinstated,wont brother togo all the same send you home on sunday?zambians are really funny in deed

  4. Alomo says:

    Zambians’ AFCON presence this year is one of the greatest flaws of African Football. I sit and laugh at them greatly before after their exit at the tournament for saying, “they were saving their goals for the tournament.” Two goals so far- one was so controversial that CAF had to send the giver of that goal home.

    what if they didn’t save their goals for the tournament. Their coach should have blamed Ethiopia for loosing to Nigeria with only eleven minutes to spare.

    stupid freeloading Zambians who have no intelligence-believing that they have been reinstated as a quarter finalist instead of Burkina Faso.

    AFCON champions managed to only score a goal without controversy.

    Zambia football is a great tragedy and disgrace to African Football.

    Zambia coach blamed CAF for not being a fancied team out of West Africa and not being sexy enough.

    West African teams all the way-I hope this cup would come to West Africa-the household of African Football.

  5. Union Leader says:

    Oh dear! These people are always on the look out for freebies, amazing! With all the bragging claiming to be a superpower don’t you people feel ashamed always clamouring for these freebies. You people need to do the talking on the field. The Battle of Kumasi can’t come fast enough for me. Its about time my beloved Black Stars silence you guys for good !

  6. African Consciousness says:

    “Zambia got three free points during last year’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan and when the report emerged they thought it was another freebie but CAF has rejected the report”.

    The above quote is false Zambia has only 3 points for winning against Ghana in Ndola and were never awarded points by CAF or FIFA. This is just propaganda and it will never take hold. This is a lie just like the lie about getting points from Burkina Faso. How can a whole Nation be propagating fraud on the football community. Kalusha this must stop. Win on the field and stop trying to get points that you have not earned. First Sudan now Burkina Faso. If you know a team is using an ineligible player then stop them before the game and not try to get free points after the fact. That is shameful, unsportsmanlike and dishonorable behavior. Stop it!
    Long live African football.

  7. Alomo says:

    Zambia would never be at par or level pegging with La Cote D’voire, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Senegal, Mali etc.

    Zambia stumbled on 10-men Ethiopia. None of their champion minds could muster a game winning strategy before and during the AFCON tournament.

    Zambia Football: not only has it tarnished the image of African football, it has brought a shame unparallelled in its history. It would take other true champions some time to rewrite what this fluke, whacko and walahara Zambia football team has done.

    They would have been better off staying at home. Uganda could’ve done the same if not better.

    • KAYS says:

      But sir Zambia wacked all these teams you mentioned above save for algeria!i give respect to NIGERIA at least. we have accpted our ealry exit, we didnt prepare adquately, see u in 2015. meanwhile we have world cup around the corner..

  8. Alomo says:

    I’m delighted that Zambia stumbled; they were never good enough even when they won last year. They’d be the champs for the shortest time in the history of CAF. They embarrassed themselves for not winning a single game especially failing to beat the lowest ranked team in the tournament. The lowest ranked team played with one man less than yet Zambia couldn’t crack up a game winning strategy. Whack champion-next time let your government invest in something worthy of future returns.

    Never brag about a team as shallow as Zambia’s. That team is a total failure from head coach to the bench warmers.

  9. selfmade says:

    @ truth….dude don’t fucking bring your kwasia self for some insults because u don’t know selfmade mktherfucker!!! Kwasia,ofui when these Zambiams were calling us monkeys, where were u motherfucker!! Womaame twer3 kenken wotei!!! U fuking son of a whore and next time after taking your stupid wee mixed with alomo and apeteshie,go find some dirty corner to dose off your hangover and your stinking mouth motherfucker!!! Viva the revolutionciooooooo!!!! Kwasia,wet dreamer!!!

  10. tank God we are not zambians says:

    you see da prb wit zambia is dey always want free tins instead of workin hard for it. they eat fried caterpillars whilst dey have 100s of cattle,dey gang rape chicken whilst evry woman in zambia is soo cheap dey open dier legs to evry man wen dier team wins,prophet tb joshua sends 1000′s bags of rice to zambia since dey are lazy n always waitin 4 a free meal.Even dier vice president sleep on da streets of nija beggin tb joshua for a miracle…….dam THANK GOD WE ARE NOT ZAMBIANS

  11. Dr Who says:

    Free…free…free…Why dont you win on the pitch & stop this free stuff.Anyway,we will give you free goals in Kumasi.

  12. texas says:

    That was January fool on Zambians….it’s not even April yet, but Zambians are being fooled….there was out burst of wild jubilation across Zambia…..it looks like Zambians really like backroom points! LOL!

  13. Alomo says:

    Zambia the epitome of miserable failures. Rest my case.

  14. Ei! So you want bibiara free. After you have fail to qualify for the WC, I’m sure you will go to caf for another protest. Work hard and stop that silly behaviour.

  15. steve says:

    After reading all these comments, i could not help myself laughing me to sleep!!…Zams my brothers, just take it easy, rest assured that being a former champions will not be taken away from you guys…just take the depression happily…one love from Naija!

  16. Zambian says:

    CHIPOLOPOLO,, brazil here we come!! The more you Dark black Ghanains hate us the more we beat you when it matters most

    • zambia is our toilet hole says:

      WHY DO YOU ZAMBIANS SAY DARK?ARE AFRICANS WHITES?YOU ZAMBIANS ARE DIRTY LIKE DIRTY OILS FROM ENGINES .STRANGE HUMAN FEATURES.DOUBLE DECKER HEADSLIKE PEOPLE. PRIMITIVE IN THE HIGHEST GRADE .WE GHANAIANS ARE BLACK AND DARK IN BEAUTY THAT SKIN COLOUR AND PROUD OF.DIRTY HOLLOW HEADED ZAMBIANS THAT THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE MONKEY GROUPS IS YOUR ABILITY TO SPEAK.

  17. No mater how fat a Lizard grow, it can neva become crocodile and what is written is written. Zambia cannot qualified for the worldcup but u want to use any ways and means to qualify. At the end of the day, you will laugh at the wrong side of your mouth.

  18. The question i would like to pause despite all the insults is..is it TRUE..if it is the RULES are RULES…Whether broken 100 times must be followed!!!

  19. zambia is a shit hole! says:

    Woaaaa look at dis,forkin monkeys dey need an excuse to hv sex n jump around lyk baboons.obviously dis news wil originate from bantuland,naive illiterates.there is always an ineligeble playr wen zambia is involvd. pls caf bring dem back dey cant handle da diagrace.zambia were da wackest team in da tournament and dey just provd how stupid dey can b.

  20. wambach says:

    I always get baffled with these dark black West Africans, esp. Ghanaians in respect to African football whenever the name CHIPOLOPOLO (Sharp Copper bullets) pricks their ears.

    The Chaps develop cold feet each time they of Zambia. We are a footballing nation, history says it all. We ve been butchering Ghana time and again. We wired them here in Ndola, and ask me something here……we torture them at their home. Whether you like it or not, we are coming to demolish you and embarass you at home.

    The fact that we are out of the afcon at group stage, does not mean we are headed for disaster in the subsequent tourneys, We admitt, we made few mistakes here and there and will rectify them. Go Zambia Go to kumasi and humble those dark boys in front of their galfriends and wife.

    Viva…………Chipoloplo, there is no threat in west africa.

    • zambia is our toilet hole says:

      DARK?HAVE YOU CHECKED CLOSELY YOUR COLOUR?ZAMBIANS HAVE THE SAME COLOUR AS THE CHIMPANZEE,THE APE AND THE GORILLA.YOUR BODY FEATURES ARE EXACTLY AS THOSE ANIMALS.ALL AFRICA,ZAMBIANS ARE THE MOST PRIMITIVE ,BUSH AND HUNGRY LOOKING PEOPLE.THEY CAN HAVE SEX WITH ANIMALS.IN LIOMBE VILLAGE KAPIRI MPOSHI DISTRICT,ZAMBIAN MEN ALWAYS RAPE CHICKEN TO DEATH.
      FOLLOW THIS LINK…http://www.lusakatimes.com/2012/06/21/ka…ken-death/ WHAT A DISGRACE TO AFRICA!NO WONDER YOU CAN NEVER RULE YOURSELF BECAUSE ANIMALS CANT RULE ANIMALS EXCEPT PEOPLE WHO CAN RULE ANIMALS SO YOU ARE UNDER COLONIAL RULE.SOMALIANS ARE MUCH MORE GOOD LOOKING THAN ZAMBIANS.

  21. zambia is a shit hole! says:

    @wambush or watevr u cal urself, bleaching ur skin dnt make u a white man,ur head lyk mbesuma’s head..west africans rule,modern world and white stil controls u.starvation is killin u..bring ur useless team to kumasi,rubber bullets.caf gv u a head start in wc qualifiers but at the end of the day u wil b ay da bottom.u luck has run out cant u c it?..zambians will n can neva represent africa in brazil!

  22. wambach says:

    ……..and tell those brothers of yours who like sending stray rubbish smses and emails, claiming that they know us and arestranded in this or that country in Europe and need help to stop.

    those tricks to swindle pipo’s money are outdated and will not take u anywhere. thats total madness. Who the hell will send his/her dollars to an unknown stranded dark black west african.

    Just work hard ohhhh……..!

  23. wambach says:

    Zambia is a shit hole!, you are thick in the head indeed. who told you that am saying we are white. You are just too dark, like black pigs. even my palms are whiter………? which world are u ruling by the way? fakestars

    We are coming to KUMASI(in our land, that sounds like KUMUNZI meaning a deserted village), and humiliate your dark black stars

    Nafuti-nafuti, zambia.

    A clue for u: Mweene passes the ball to Sunzu, Sunzus pushes it to Rainford kalaba he beats a darkstar in the processes pushes a long drive to Chamanga who heads it to Chisamba lungu. Chisamba looks around for a center forward and passes it to Mayuka, mayuka hammers it to the goal, its a gooooooal, Zambia 3 Darkstars 1, 2 minutes before the end of the match. ha aha ha ha ha ke ke ke ke

    • zambia is our toilet hole says:

      ARK?HAVE YOU CHECKED CLOSELY YOUR COLOUR?ZAMBIANS HAVE THE SAME COLOUR AS THE CHIMPANZEE,THE APE AND THE GORILLA.YOUR BODY FEATURES ARE EXACTLY AS THOSE ANIMALS.ALL AFRICA,ZAMBIANS ARE THE MOST PRIMITIVE ,BUSH AND HUNGRY LOOKING PEOPLE.THEY CAN HAVE SEX WITH ANIMALS.IN LIOMBE VILLAGE KAPIRI MPOSHI DISTRICT,ZAMBIAN MEN ALWAYS RAPE CHICKEN TO DEATH.
      FOLLOW THIS LINK…http://www.lusakatimes.com/2012/06/21/ka…ken-death/ WHAT A DISGRACE TO AFRICA!NO WONDER YOU CAN NEVER RULE YOURSELF BECAUSE ANIMALS CANT RULE ANIMALS EXCEPT PEOPLE WHO CAN RULE ANIMALS SO YOU ARE UNDER COLONIAL RULE.SOMALIANS ARE MUCH MORE GOOD LOOKING THAN ZAMBIANS.

  24. zambia is a shit hole! says:

    C dis baboon,modern dae slave u are thicker in da head think u can defend ur lucky afcon and actually qialify to brazil..white palms? Ur blood lack nutrient u starvin fool, gay punk..who is darker dan mweene he looks lyk a star in a horror movie he is darker dan black shoe polish..fuck outta here he has been carryn dat cornrolls for da past 2years .sick fuck..disgustin creature,forest dwellers look at mbesuma’s head and teeth he doesnt hv da common sense to c a dentist not to talk of katongo anyway its not their fault…hahah mayuka dat funny dude didnt have a shot on target and he is stil ur main man. Rubber bullets will disgrace africa in brazil u bettr forget about qualifier or risk another broken heart gay boy.

    • wambach says:

      hahahahaha kekekekeke thanks for admitting that Chipolopolo wil be in brazil. Where will the Darkstars be……? ha ha ha ha watching da chipolopolo in Brazil, ensuring that the Messi’s, the Xavi’s, the baloteli’s of this world work for the bread n butter.

    • wambach says:

      hahahahaha kekekekeke thanks for admitting that Chipolopolo wil be in brazil. Where will the Darkstars be……? ha ha ha ha watching da chipolopolo in Brazil, ensuring that the Messi’s, the Xavi’s, the baloteli’s of this world work for their bread n butter.

  25. Poor Zambians, can’t u see 2012 was a blesing year for you. Anyone of you can bet me that you cannot even win against Lesotho. You were able to qualify all because it happened in 2012. Your luck has run out.

  26. Zambian says:

    90% of African teams are named after animals,or witchcraft related..e.g “black stars devil” (no wonder they dont shine) eagles,lions,elephants,rats e.t.c but Chipolopolo are ‘Bullets’ Only that we didnt have enough amunition tho we didnt lose any match DURING this afcon. We shoot down any animal,devil that comes in our way in JESUS NAME!

  27. wambach says:

    ….and i can guess the U20 darkstars are called “Young Cockcroaches” he he he he he ehe he aaaaha ha aha ha ha ha ah aha

  28. wambach says:

    av also seen a small team in ghana called chelsea, leave names like chelsea to Europeans, in this case, who is more colonised….? Name your teams with local nouns, you dark idiots

  29. zambia is a shit hole! says:

    @wambush u will watch ghana in brazil on ur black and white tv powered by a car battery…HIV infested fool,animal molestrs.bleaching ur skin dnt mean u are white my friend.zambia women doin prostitution in NY..horror people!….wen it comes to soccer zambia is unheard of.ghana us from da west but we have more support in SA dan zambia meanwhile u r neighbours with SA damn..hahahahahahah zambia were on top for a second blacksatrs always on top.quit hating u admire us.bout to make it 3 world cups in a row.go work on ur farm

  30. The message is IVORY is the favourite team to lift the AFCON…the only team which i know and the Ivorians where concerned about is Zambia….the rest they will beat them.Iam definately NO Ghanian on this site can claim to beat Ivory Coast.Only Zambia has the guts and courage humiliate thats all West African when ever they play Zambia grow cold feet..i saw it in this AFCON no West African Team managed to beat Zambia!!!People were predicting Mali 4 Zambia 0 but it didnt happen against Nigeria it never happened.i Still believe are still a force to recon.All Ghanian know it deep deep down the hearts that the moment you mention Ivory coast..they feel like wetting their pants!!We All Know Ghana is going no where.Go and ask Appiah he knows!!!

  31. wambach says:

    zambia is a shit hole!u r a bitter person. Zambia is no farm, come and see da city which is promising, growing faster, my friend!Your bitterness will kill you.

    I found hungry Ghanian and Nigeria prostitutes in Cairo, Egypt. Gaaaaash. On African soils.

    FYI, SA shall never cease to bow before a Zambians. We freed those chaps, if you think they support you, continue being in da dark, they cheating u!

  32. wambach says:

    zambia is a shit hole, You went quiet, what happened? Poor economy, with daily loadshedding. hahahahahahahaha

  33. Zambia my beloved country says:

    Whatever anybody can say, I am proud to be Zambian and proud to be african. No one can determine what can affect me negatively. I’ts a shame the words that are being traded here. What makes you think you are so superior. Believe me, it’s true we didnt do well, but be informed we still didnt lose a game. the worldcup is around the corner and we are certainly meeting my dear friends. Hold your fire, talk soccer constructively or you will be terribly disappointed. We are still proud of our achievements and for your own sake, we are still the champions until somebody wins it on 10 Feb. Ghana wont beat cape Verde and there will be confusion in Accra as there is always is ensuring you are humbled completely. AM NOT ASHAMED AND WILL CELEBRATE 100 TIMES IF WE WERE TO BE REINSTATED BACK. WHO WOULDNT WANT THAT CHANCE. YESSSSS WE WHERE HAPPY WE WHERE HAPPY WE WHERE HAPPY. BUT IT TURNED OUT NOT TRUE AND WE MOVE ON STILL VERY PROUD OF OUR BELOVED NATION.

  34. zambia is a shit hole! says:

    Ur women travel get infeatd with HIV n bring it back to ur farm of a country n gv it to u idiots..Ur black n white tv is not clear enuf else u wil knw da support blackstars hv in SA..look who is talkn about economy hungry people u r starvin..u rely on a white man to develop ur country.illietrate do u even know wher egpyt is.hahahahaha U couldnt even motivate ur players financially.u are close to SA and had 10 people support ur team hahahahahah useless ppl all of the sudden u claim to be a powerhouse pathetic. No bitternes ghana is way ahead of u u cant com close.stop bleachin u r not white….zambia is out ghana stil goin strong quit hatin.

  35. Patriot says:

    I am very shocked and sick to read these very foolish comments.I wonder when Zambia had conflicts like the ones you have over there.Please know that Zambia lifted the trophy in 2012 whether you like it or not! They clobbered you to the extent that you started revealing how deep you believe in witchcraft.Whatever you think,Zambia is a proud African country,so just get over it!

  36. zambia is a shit hole! says:

    Wambush da monkey com for banana buahahahahah..retard u diagraced ur self in SA ghana wont allow u to disgrace mother africa in brazil no fuckin way. Besides if u qualify fo brazil half of zambian population myt get HIV.hahahhaha..ashawo people

  37. U kal this cottage a city. Compare that cottage u kal Lusaca to Cape Town n c. Kumasi is more developed than ur so kaled Lusaka.After we finished our research in some part of Lusaca, we walk around some street in Lusaca. A very poor city. I don’t tink Ghanaians will kal this a city.

  38. wambachi says:

    zambia is a shit hole!

    West Africans, Ghanaians and Nigerians in particular are witches, always believing in juju for them to secure a victory in any game.

    We see this in your primitive movies on African magic, with brrrrroken English, rubbish. And you think by those movies, you can depict an african way of living – useless. Thats not it. Far from it.

    Zambia is a Xtian nation, my friend. We dont beleive in that rubbish witchcraft of yours.

    Your friends nigerians and Ghanans come to Zambia and steal passports and change the portraits by putting theirs. We caught a dozen of them and are locked up the cells.

    What do they run away from in Ghana? Thieves, You numskulls

  39. wambachi says:

    We fixed those brothers of yours who like carrying fake dollars, thinking that Zambia is a dumping site. they saw red when our compitent security wings pounced on those uncircumcised ghanaians and ushered them in squalid cells.

    In case you didn’t know, one of your old uncircumcised darkstars in the name of Abedi Pere thot he could do politics in zambia by doing political adverts on our national tele, we showed him the road leading to the airport faster than he realised. stupid